This is a find for me, quality bingeable series TV… and this is a good one. The writing is on-point. Think somewhere between Monty Python’s Flying Circus/The Holy Grail and Sons of Anarchy & you’re almost there.
Here’s the characters:
Arvid is the loveable oaf that finds himself in command of the village. He doesn’t have deep thoughts but is kind and trusting to a fault.
Froyo is the strong woman that is married to the gay stand-in Chieftain and then falls in love with the reluctant chieftain Arvid. They are a match steeped in Valhalla.
This guy truly looks evil but also has an element of Dr. Evil from Austin Powers. He gets his hands cut off then runs a contest among blacksmiths to come up with an adequate prosthesis. If they don’t get it right, well they die.
Kark is the funniest character as a slave, a voluntary slave, who is really happy with his lot in life… as a slave. And from this show… it doesn’t sound like the slave existence under Vikings is all that pleasant.
Orm is in the bloodlines to be chieftain but is more interested in culture than taking care of his people. Think Scar from The Lion King but much more funny. And then there’s his buddy Rufus from Rome who is a proud Roman actor and becomes a slave. They are forever getting their bodies buried in the earth with only their heads sticking out.
You know what you are in for right from the opening scene. But trust me, you do not want to grow old in a Nordic village like on the Norseman. It’s not good.
But the Norseman as a TV show. Binge it. Good.